Accomplished Attorneys Represent California Electrocution Victims
Firm in Sacramento and Rancho Cucamonga handles injury and wrongful death claims
Electrocution occurs when an electric current passes through a person’s body. It can result in death or severe injury. At Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C., our attorneys fight for the rights of people who have been injured by electrocutions caused by someone else’s negligence and for the survivors of those who have died. Serving clients throughout California from offices in Sacramento and Rancho Cucamonga, our firm has the skill and experience to obtain substantial financial recoveries for electrocution victims.
Effective litigators staunchly advocate for workers in electrocution cases
Power line workers, factory workers, painting contractors, pipeline workers, tree trimmers, maintenance workers and even office workers can all be victims of electrocution. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, electrocution is one of the “fatal four” leading causes of on-the-job fatalities in the construction industry. If you’ve been electrocuted at work or if you’ve lost a family member in a workplace electrical accident, our electrocution accident attorneys may be able to help you get compensation. While workers’ compensation is the typical remedy in work injury cases in California, depending on the circumstances you may be able to bring a personal injury or wrongful death claim when the negligence of a third party contributed to the electrocution.
How do electrocution accidents happen?
Electrocution injuries happen in many ways, including:
- Contact with overhead power lines — Accidental power line contact occurs from the use of metal scaffolding, ladders, aerial lifts, dump trucks and other items which reach into the air near power lines.
- Contact with underground power lines — Workers who are digging can be electrocuted if they hit and break buried electrical lines.
- Contact with live parts — Defective machinery, equipment and tools, damaged or bare wires and other energized sources pose a serious danger. Coming into contact with these leads to electrical shock and burns.
- Improper use of power and extension cords — When cords get old or aren’t used correctly they can break and tear, exposing live wires.
Our law firm takes on injury cases involving a wide variety of electrical hazards. When you’ve been injured, we’ll investigate to discover if another party’s negligent actions were to blame. In electrocution cases, parties who may be liable include third-party contractors, manufacturers of defective equipment and careless property owners.
What are different types of electrocution injuries?
Types of injuries from electrocution include electric shock, thermal burns, internal damage to tissues and organs and cardiac arrest. How serious an electrocution injury is depends on several factors, including the voltage, how long the person was in contact with the electricity, whether it was an alternating or direct current and the path the current took through the body. People also suffer electrocution accidents when they fall from heights after coming into contact with a current. Falls can cause other catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries and more. Medical care and lost wages following an electrocution injury can cause grave financial problems for families. Our attorneys will examine the evidence in your case and work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve.
Contact our hardworking California electrocution accident attorneys for a free consultation
The hardworking attorneys at the law firm of Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C., assist California electrocution victims and their families from offices in Sacramento and Rancho Cucamonga. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at or contact us online.